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Brian grew up on the East Coast and started playing tennis at the age of 8. By the time he was 12, Brian was being recruited to Florida to train for a potential professional future in the sport. As a high school player, he amassed an impressiveRecord, going undefeated for two consecutive seasons. Unfortunately, injuries prevented Brian from going any further in the sport he loved. In college, Brian discovered the two other loves of his life: Teaching and his wife, Sheri. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Education and taught 7th and 8th grade English.
Life brought Brian and Sheri to Bend in 1998 and he began a 20-year career at Crosswater Golf Course. It was also during that time that he rediscovered tennis after not playing for over a decade. Brian quickly became a 5.0 rated player and competed for doubles and mixed doubles championships. More recently, Brian was introduced to pickleball and fell in love with the game. However, his true love for the game lies in teaching. He loves working with players of all abilities and relishes the opportunity to help them reach their full potential.
RAEGAN HAS SEVERAL YEARS OF TENNIS TEACHING EXPERIENCE IN ATLANTA, GA. ORIGINALLY FROM SARASOTA, FL, RAEGAN STARTED PLAYING TOURNAMENT TENNIS AT AGE 9. SHE ATTENDED GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY (GSU) ON A TENNIS SCHOLARSHIP WHILE EARNING A BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION. SHE PLAYED BOTH SINGLES AND DOUBLES GOING TO NATIONALS 3 YEARS, WINNING THE NATIONAL DOUBLES TITLE, EARNING ALL AMERICAN STATUS AND WAS INDUCTED INTO THE GSU HALL OF FAME. SHE ALSO PLAYED IN GERMANY ON A CLUB TENNIS TEAM DURING THE SUMMER.
RAEGAN’S TEACHING EXPERIENCE INCLUDED BOTH YOUTH AND ADULT TENNIS CAMPS AND INDIVIDUAL LESSONS BEFORE SHE WORKED FOR MANY YEARS IN THE LEGAL FIELD IN ATLANTA, GA AS A PARALEGAL AND TRIAL TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST. SHE CONTINUED PLAYING USTA TENNIS GOING TO NATIONALS IN ORLANDO, FL IN 2017 AND STARTED SERIOUSLY PLAYING PICKLEBALL IN 2017 WINNING 3 GOLD MEDALS IN SINGLES AND SEVERAL DOUBLES MEDALS. SHE RECENTLY COMPLETED HER IPTPA TEACHING CERTIFICATION.
Jared grew up in the beautiful Hood River valley on the banks of the columbia river in hood river, oregon. athletic from birth his family says, he has excelled at every sport he has entered. from basketball to wrestling, baseball to soccer he has always given 110 percent, leading his team to state championships along the way. jared has competed at the collegiate level and gained insight every step of the way on how to coach in a positive manner.
After relocating to bend he waS introcuced to the amazing world of pickleball. it didn't take long for jared to realize he has found his forever sport. as jared puts it "it was love at first hit." training to teach at the pickleball zone has lead him to his deam position at the zone. his passion for perfecting a sport combined with his natural gift for teaching has created a balance in creating a coach that will take his students game to the next level.
jared look forward to climbing the ranks in the pickleball world as well as bringing his students skill levels up along the way. enjoying working with players at all skill levels jared has the ability to hone in on just what his students need to focus on to achieve their goals.
JARED ENJOYS TEACHING BOTH INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP LESSONS, AS WELL AS CAMPS AND CLINICS AT THE ZONE. ONE OF HIS FAVORITES IS THE "3 AND ME" WHERE HE PLAYS IN AND CRITIQUES TO GIVE IMMEDIATE FOODBACK TO THE THREE STUDENTS.